Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation SPF 50 ($16.95) is a new, permanent cushion foundation with a weightless mineral formula that promises to blur fine lines, correct visible imperfections, and give skin a airbrushed finish while protecting it with an SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
Not since It Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation has a cushion makeup made such a great impression on me.
I really like this one!
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation is one of two drugstore cushion foundations you’ll run into this Spring. The other is the new L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation which I liked well enough but if I had to choose one I’d go with Physicians Formula for sure!
Cushion makeup have trended in Korea for the last three or so years and arrived on our shores earlier last year at department stores. I’m happy to report this Spring we’ll be seeing more and more of them at the drugstore.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation sadly arrives in three color selections. Unfortunately, Physicians Formula has yet to lift its “one shade fits all” mentality so not everyone is going to fit into their Light, Light/Medium, and Medium shade range. But if you are lucky enough (their light or light/medium tends to be a perfect match for me) to fit into one of those three shades you’re in for a treat.
This cushion makeup arrives in a cute bright blue compact. The face plate looks like a plush cushion as you can see! Cute! It’s a dual lidded compact so the first lid opens to reveal a full size mirror and a rubberized sponge with a second lid that snaps close to keep the cushion inside fresh. I took note like many cushion makeup the actual foundation snaps out of the compact which has me curious about whether or not Physicians Formula will offer refills at some point in the future. If not, you can snap out the cushion and re-use the compact with another cushion refill of your choice from say Lancome or Etude House should you like.
If you’ve never used a cushion makeup before they are simply a sponge saturated with foundation which you can press into to release the product onto a makeup sponge, onto your brush, or fingers. Some people question bacterial issues with cushion and also the benefits of the cushion. I dunno why I like cushion makeup 🙂 I guess because a lot of the time I find the consistency of the texture super lightweight yet creamy and easy to blend. It’s a consistency that I haven’t run across in my foundation travels. Fluids, creams, BB Creams, liquids…none really compare to the consistency of a fluid foundation suspended in a sponge. For some reason, the texture is lighter yet super creamy and blends very, very flawlessly and it hasn’t been something I’ve been able to replicate with other foundation products.
Physicians Formula is light, creamy, and blends with ease providing a smooth, satiny finish on skin that perfects, brightens, and creates a flawless appearance. I love the smooth finish of this product, truly it does look airbrushed and it wears like a champ at around seven hours without fading. I had no issues with this adhering to my drier areas which was a huge plus! Coverage is pretty sheer though and should handle minor redness and darkness, duller skin, and uneven skin tone issues but might struggle with acne, acne scarring, or other harder to conceal imperfections.
I think both the shades I tried had a strong orange-y look in the cushion but swatched and applied with lighter beige undertones. I can actually get away with either the Light or Light/Medium shade selection! Both looked great on me.
It is a little expensive at $16.95 but it has a $9 mail in rebate offer plus CVS often as the brand on sale at 40% off so that helps the price along a little bit.
All in all Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation proves one of the best cushion foundations I’ve had the pleasure of using lately. Light, natural looking, easy to wear and apply, this one had absolutely no issues formula wise but one just wishes they would extend the shade range so everyone could partake it such a great formula.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation is launching now at drugstores.